Dark Souls’ Artorias of The Abyss dated Oct. 23rd for Consoles

Namco has announced today that the long awaited DLC for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dark Souls will be released Octorber 23rd in the US and a day after in Europe.

For those who didn’t want to start from scratch on the PC version, the new DLC sends your character to the forests of Oolacile, set 300 years before the events of the main game This sprawling area is facing a darkness like none ever seen. Set outside Lordran, where the main game takes place, you are charged in keeping the evils in the forest from spreading any further.

With this threat comes new enemies and bosses, but you won’t go in with your old gear; you’ll be getting new armor and weapons to tackle the unknown forces, and hopefully make it to see the light of day (praise the sun!) once more. Hopefully some new NPCs will also help you in your endeavor.

Those tired of facing invader, and would rather fight their friends,  will be excited to hear that an all new PVP mode, previously exclusive to the PC version, will be added in as well

The DLC is reported to cost $14.99 on PSN and 1200 points on XBL, so you better get back into the fray — and prepare to die ALL over again.